Bike Reviews

Boardman SLR Endurance Disc 9.0: bike review

Last week Chris Boardman, the former pro cyclist, unveiled his new-look range. There is a refreshed logo and there was much talk of things like Aero Surface Trip technology and improved aerodynamics. But the real news is that, with Halfords backing his range, Chris has been able to give full vent to his passion for precision-engineered racing bicycles that can ... Read More »

Honda CB Shine SP review, test ride

Honda teased the CB Shine SP at the mega launch event held during Revfest earlier this year, alongside the CBR 650F, CB Hornet, as well as CBR 150R and CBR 250R. With ‘SP’ standing for ‘Special’, in reality the CB Shine SP is not very different from the previous one, except for the addition of a fifth gear and new ... Read More »

Giant Revel 2014 review: A wolf in sheep’s clothing

A handful of entry-level bikes can give you the kind of confidence the Giant Revel does. The Giant Revel 2014 disc came for a review and we decided to test it out in the MTB Himalaya, touted as the world’s third toughest mountain bike race. At first, the 7-day multistage endurance race seemed like a mammoth task for a bicycle ... Read More »

Review: Blaze bike light uses a laser to keep cyclists safer

According to a study conducted by the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory, 79 percent of bicycle-vs-car accidents occurred when drivers maneuvered into the path of cyclists travelling at speed. In order to help lower that number, University of Brighton product design student Emily Brooke created the Blaze Laserlight as a final-year project. The bicycle headlight is designed to let motorists know ... Read More »

Genesis Croix de Fer 20 2015 Adventure Bike – review

In 2010, British cyclist Vin Cox set a new record for circumnavigation of the globe, taking 163 days to ride over 18,000 miles. Some were less surprised that he smashed the previous record than by the fact he did so on the Croix de Fer, a two-wheeled, mid-price do-all from the rather workaday UK brand Genesis. That feather in its ... Read More »

Trail Tested: Intense Tracer 275 Alloy Foundation

Intense has carved its niche as a high-end manufacturer of some of the most desirable frames in the mountain bike business. At one time it was an operation that only served up American-made aluminum frames and select parts kits. Recently it set the industry on fire with the $10,000 carbon Tracer 275C with a top-shelf Factory build kit. I had the ... Read More »

ORANGE ALPINE 160 REVIEW

DOGHOUSE TESTS – ORANGE ALPINE 160 SHAPE AND PURPOSE. The bike that cut its teeth on the vertiginous slopes of Verbier intent on getting from A to B in higher places has not quite been re-purposed as the do-it-all bike of everything UK just yet. Still, like its stable mate the Orange Five – a backbone of trail riding – ... Read More »

Review: ‘Lumen Beast’ Bike Light Has Integrated Display

Looking for a better handlebar-mounted bike light? This Fenix handlebar mounted light has an innovative digital display, a thumb-button remote, and a fair price tag to boot. The Fenix BC30R bike light earned a GearJunkie Best In Show award at the 2015 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market for its innovative use of a digital display. We got our hands on one ... Read More »

Review: Rauler Classic Lugged

This anachronistic Italian-made offering brings new life to steel frames I suppose the typical bike reviewer thing to do when writing up the Rauler Classic Lugged steel bike would be to exclaim, “OMFG! Steel is reeeeal!” But I already know steel is… steel. Bikes I’ve owned include a 1980 Motobecane Team Champion (I stupidly traded it for skis 25 years ... Read More »

Honda CB Hornet 160R: First Ride Review

When Honda announced that it will be launching its 160cc CB Hornet 160R as its last bike in 2015 in the Indian market, everyone knew that it would face tough competition from the Suzuki Gixxer and the Yamaha FZ-S FI V2.0. We all know how successful the Yamaha FZ is in the Indian market and the Suzuki Gixxer, despite not ... Read More »